December 26, 2020
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 26): The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will introduce the Public Housing Redevelopment Policy to build more comfortable houses to replace the ones that are too old, said minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pictured).
Zuraida said the policy, which is being streamlined before being brought to the Cabinet, would enable the people, especially the B40 community to live in bigger houses with complete facilities.
She said under the redevelopment programme, 30-year-old public housing would be demolished to make way for new houses and that this approach would be better for the owners as they would get bigger homes.
"This is because the existing public housing (affordable housing) is only 750 square feet and with this new policy it must be 900 square feet,” she told reporters after attending a meeting with the Kedah exco in charge of housing regarding the Ayer Hitam People's Housing Project (PPR) here today.